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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson's Chronic Condition Natural Treatment Blog

Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Three Lesser Known Causes of Hypothyroidism

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Apr 25, 2013

What do you do when you have symptoms of hypothyroidism, but your doctor says your thyroid levels are normal? You may have one of three lesser known causes of this frustrating condition.

If you are like many of the patients who I work with to track down the elusive culprit, your many symptoms are often treated with medications. Some of the most common hypothyroid symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Coarse, dry hair
  • Dry, rough pale skin
  • Thinning hair on scalp/hair loss
  • Loss of body hair
  • Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
  • Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
  • High Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles/Heavy period
  • Infertility
  • Decreased libido

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, hypothyroid symptoms, anemia, TBG, Prolactin

Hashimoto's: Is It a Thyroid Problem or An Immune Problem?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Apr 06, 2013

Hashimoto's was the first disease recognized as an autoimmune disease. It was first described by the Japanese specialist Hakaru Hashimoto in Germany in 1912. Hashimoto's is also known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or HT. In this autoimmune disorder the body produces an antibody that attacks the thyroid gland resulting in inflammation, and often decreased thyroid function (hypothyroidism).

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Topics: fibromyalgia, thyroid symptoms, Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, thyroid, Hashimoto's

Autoimmune Diseases On The Rise. How To Minimize Your Risk

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

Despite enormous expenditures for health care in the United States, several life-impacting chronic conditions and diseases are on the rise. A large number of patients who visit my office with a chronic health chanllenge are found to have some type autoimmune basis for their health decline via specific testing.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, autoimmune disease, brain based therapy

Why Insomnia Plagues Hashimoto's and Other Autoimmune Illness

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Mar 06, 2013

Insomnia is a common complaint with the patients I see who have health challenges such as fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism symptoms, peripheral neuropathy and vertigo.

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Topics: Hashimoto's, autoimmune, fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, Insomnia, vertigo

Not Knowing If You Have Autoimmune Thyroid is Harmful To Your Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I have revealed the fact that the number-one cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune thyroid [1]. Based on the number of medically managed hypothyroid patients who have sought my care for their numerous persistant health challenges, thyroid hormone replacement alone does not address the underlying cause of Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroid). Too many patients who only utilize thyroid hormone replacement therapy may never feel the way they truly desire. It's a shame and that's why I am dedicated to helping patient's with autoimmune thyroid improve their health with my unique blend of natural methods.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's, Immune System, TSH, T4, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab, T3

The Brain and Autoimmune Thyroid Can Cause Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Jan 20, 2013

If you are suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic pain and don't know why, it's time your investigation includes looking at the role of sub-optimal brain function and nutritional deficiencies. Check out the video below and we'll continue the discussion after that:

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Topics: fibromyalgia, chronic pain, gluten, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's

3 Weight Loss Resolution Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Jan 12, 2013

I think you will agree with me that what you are about to read will make total sense and is a fantastic companion to my highly successful health restoration program for patients who suffer with chronic health challenges. Most of the patients I work with have undiagnosed autoimmune illness (like Hashimoto's) and out of control systemic inflammation. Through my health restoration programs, my patients almost universally lose significant weight without exercising, but they need a way to tone up and continue the weight loss as well as improve their fitness for a full and rewarding life. This article and the special offer at the end IS YOUR ANSWER FOR A REVITALIZED NEW YOU!

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Topics: Hashimoto's, autoimmune, Weight Loss, Resolution, Rick Bramos, 2DF, Health, Fitness

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